8th March 2013
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused of ‘hate speech’ by gay rights group 11
3:15 PM — Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality and reportedly saying marriage “should be between a man and a woman.”
Canadian Government provides funding to Uganda’s embattled LGBT campaigners 8
10:59 AM — A leading Canadian newspaper has revealed that Canada is quietly supporting the efforts of LGBT Ugandans in their fight against the country’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Mexico: Supreme Court rules that anti-gay slurs are hate speech 4
1:56 AM — The top court in Mexico has ruled that two words, both anti-gay slurs which are commonly used in the country, are hate speech, and therefore should not be protected as freedom of speech under the constitution.
7th March 2013
US: FBI to investigate killing of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime 5
6:03 PM — The FBI will investigate last week's killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime, the agency has confirmed.
Third claim of police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras after man claims he was stripped naked in drugs search 12
12:18 PM — A man claims he was ordered to strip naked during a drug search in full view of bystanders, amid allegations of police brutality at last month’s Sydney Mardi Gras.
6th March 2013
US: Congressman calls on FBI to investigate the killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 1
5:38 PM — A Mississippi congressman is asking the FBI to investigate the killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian.
Ruling upheld that Scottish Catholic charity must accept adoption applications from gay couples 20
5:25 PM — A ruling by the Scottish Charity Regulator that a Catholic adoption charity was unlawfully discriminating against gay people by refusing to accept applications from unmarried couples, has been upheld.
South Africa: Gay man killed after going on online date in Cape Town 1
3:20 PM — Reports out of South Africa say a gay man has been killed after going on a date with a person he met over the internet.
Australia: Lord Mayor pushes Russian ambassador on ‘unacceptable’ anti-gay law 1
1:15 PM — Melbourne City Council may fly a member of the St Petersburg gay community to Australia to discuss conditions for gay people in the Russian city, following the implementation of anti-gay laws in the city.
Florida: 12 charged in connection with the hazing death of gay student Robert Champion 9
11:51 AM — Twelve former members of Florida A&M's university marching band have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a gay student.
UK: 22 cases of LGBT people made to enter into forced marriages in 2012 8
10:55 AM — Figures from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit show there were 22 cases of forced marriage involving victims who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender last year.
New research calls for better guidance about HIV transmission and the law 4
12:15 AM — Support services offered to people living with HIV will be able to benefit from better information around prosecutions arising from the sexual transmission of HIV, according to new report released today, which found that there was significant confusion around legal terminology and precautionary measures as a defence.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
US: Pastor sentenced for kidnap of girl doesn’t regret keeping her from her lesbian mother 23
6:06 PM — An American pastor who helped a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner has been sentenced for aiding in an international parental kidnapping.
US: Man receives anti-gay abuse and hit in the head for walking pink coloured poodle with boyfriend 19
5:35 PM — A man in Oregon has been hit in the head with a bolt-cutting tool by a stranger who yelled anti-gay slurs after seeing the victim walk a pink coloured poodle.
Yorkshire: Man admits to breaching sexual offences prevention order after searching for gay porn and Tom Daley images 20
2:38 PM — A man has admitted to breaching the terms of a sexual offences prevention order after he told police officers that he had been searching the internet for gay pornography and images of Olympic diver Tom Daley.
Video: Witnesses allege police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 75
1:36 PM — A video and several witness accounts alleging police violence at Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 have emerged.
Malawian asylum seeker who claimed of being at risk of homophobic persecution deported from UK 15
1:34 PM — An asylum seeker from Malawi, who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution and said that the authorities in Malawi are looking to punish him for the actions of his father in the killing of a religious leader, has now been deported from the UK.
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate say he was ‘beaten, dragged and burned’ 6
12:52 PM — The family of a murdered gay mayoral candidate in the US state of Mississippi has said that he was beaten, dragged and burned, and do not believe it was a random act.
UK: Lawyer calls for police investigation into the sexual conduct of Cardinal O’Brien 32
11:06 AM — Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former leader of the Scottish Catholic Church, could end up facing a criminal inquiry following allegations of sexual misconduct involving several priests.